By Eric Ugbor
ABA — ONE of the frontline governorship aspirants on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Abia State and immediate past Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, has promised to build a power plant in Owaza, Ukwa West council area.
Wogu who disclosed this while commissioning a borehole he constructed for the community, lamented that Owaza, which is an oil producing community, had no reliable power supply.
He told the crowd at the ceremony that he would upgrade the community to the status of an oil producing community if he emerged governor.
“This water project is my modest contribution to reduce the sufferings of the people. I want to tell you that I know the problems of the community. A lot is being taken from you with nothing in return. You don’t have electricity and water. If I become governor, I will upgrade Owaza to the status befitting an oil producing community.
In their separate speeches, the traditional ruler of Etitioha Ipu autonomous community, Eze Obioma Nworgu and a PDP House of Representatives aspirant for Ukwa federal constituency, Chief Eletuo Anselm commended Wogu for his love for the less privileged, insisting that his accomplishments made him the right person to emerge governor in 2015.
Earlier, Ukwa West Ministers Association led by Apostle E.O Philips, held a praying and fasting session for Wogu and charged him to continue to work for the people.
Owaza will compete favourably with Warri and other oil producing areas. Asa deserves a gas plant; I will also build a power plant in Owaza to boost power supply.”
He promised to create a conducive environment for oil companies to thrive to boost internally generated revenue and employment.